This would be the first publicly acknowledged entry into Saudi airspace by El Al, Israel’s official airline to Abu Dhabi from Israel; passengers include officials from Washington & Jerusalem for the first stage of direct normalization talks.
An airliner carrying Israeli and U.S. delegations to the UAE on Monday will fly over Saudi Arabia, according to a source familiar with the itinerary, in what would be the first publicly acknowledged entry of an Israeli plane into Saudi air space.
El Al flight LY971 is ready to fly to UAE. – Photo courtesy: El Al spokesperson
El Al flight LY971, a number that includes the UAE international dialing code, will depart from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi on Monday. Continue Reading »
REPORT: Led by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt yesterday rejected a closing statement by the Union of Arab Parliaments that included a call demanding an end to normalization with Israel.
By Israel Today Staff
AMMAN, JORDAN – Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates earlier this month reportedly shot down an effort to curb Arab normalization with Israel.
During a gathering of the Union of Arab Parliaments in Amman, Jordan, the speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly, and the oil-rich state’s de facto ruler, Marzouq Al-Ghanim, proposed a closing resolution that called on the Arab world to walk back recent moves toward the Jewish state. Continue Reading »
“Israel offered us the chance to participate in a railway scheme linking Haifa to Jenin to a number of Arab capitals,” the Palestinian Authority’s Civil Affairs Minister said on Twitter. “But we rejected the offer,” al-Sheikh said. “We won’t normalize relations with Israel.”
Palestinian official Hussein al-Sheikh rejected an Israeli offer to establish a railway link between Israel and several Arab states that would go through the West Bank on Friday.
“Israel offered us the chance to participate in a railway scheme linking Haifa to Jenin to a number of Arab capitals,” the Palestinian Authority’s Civil Affairs Minister said on Twitter. Continue Reading »